Monday, February 1, 2016

The Chinese must be getting desperate:

So last spring, I purchased a 3 point backhoe from a company in China.  Figured I'd buy one, and learn the import process and the issues involved and try out the unit, which was HALF of similar units marketed here in the states.


Nice little unit. Not perfect, typical Chinese engineering and manufacture.

Had considred importing a few more to sell at a profit, and had discussed the pricing for multiples with the factory rep.

After a bit of use, I decided that there would have to be some small modifications made to make me (and my future buyers) happier, so I had also begun discussion about those changes.

They refused to modify pricing, so our discussions stalled.....for several months..

Then, a month ago, they made a better offer on price via email. Then a bit better offer. Then they were receptive to the modifications.

THEN THEY CALLED ME AT HOME IN THE EVENING ASKING WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO GET ME TO BUY SOME for import.

Odd that, .Must be that the stories are true.........Maybe their economy IS melting down.

2 comments:

Karl said...

so you are NOT my source for my future back hoe needs? I have to find someone else now?

B said...

Indeed